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Radiology Technologist II - Cath Lab

Location:
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
17201 I-45
The Woodlands, TX
Category: Cath Lab
Job Type: Full-Time
Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: M-F with weekend and weekday call
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, located at the intersection of TX 242 and I-45 and includes a 150,000-square-foot medical building. The Medical Office Building 1 includes a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center & Infusion Center, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Wellness Services, Outpatient Laboratory and Therapy, in addition to multi-specialty physician practices.
Job Summary
The Cath Lab Radiologic Technologist II is an experienced, fully competent Technologist with specialized training and knowledge of cardiovascular procedures directly related to the Cardiac Catherization Laboratory, Responsible for assisting physicians with highly specialized and complex interventional and therapeutic radiologic procedures including but not limited to: peripheral and coronary angioplasty, stents, rotablators, artherectomy, laser, and coronary ultrasound; electrophysiology procedures including ablations and device implantation. A member of the direct patient care team, actively participates and scrubs into Cath Lab cases to assist with the movement and alignment of equipment as well as the control of radiation throughout procedures. Serves as a mentor to Cath Lab Rad Tech I's, Cath Lab RN's and students by utilizing skills and knowledge to help train and educate others. Works independently exercising sound judgment and executing above average clinical skills on challenging diagnostic procedures and patient care situations. Delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to radiation standards and guidelines established by radiology agencies to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service. This job requires availability to be on call.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Refer to departmental ""Scope of Service"" and ""Provision of Care"" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
PEOPLE - 20%
  • Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner.(EF)
  • Guides and mentors Cath Lab Rad Tech I's, Cath Lab RN's and students to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • SERVICE - 30%
  • Performs interventional and therapeutic radiologic procedures including but not limited to: peripheral and coronary angioplasty, stents, rotablators, artherectomy, laser, and coronary ultrasound; electrophysiology procedures including ablations and device implantation, fluoroscopy and cine modalities, as well as recommending various radiological techniques to maximize best visualization of patient's cardiac anatomy. (EF)
  • Actively participates and scrubs into Cath Lab cases to assist with the movement and alignment of equipment as well as the control of radiation throughout procedures. (EF)
  • Provides care for the physical needs of patients by executing various Radiologic concepts to maximize performance. This includes: positioning, physiology, procedure preparation, and technical factors. Modifies technical factors to achieve desired imaging results and recognizes complications / limitations associated with certain procedures. Proactively identifies how to address these for optimum outcomes. (EF)
  • Provides direct assistance to physicians during diagnostic or special procedures, including assisting with sterile technique.
  • QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%
  • Follows radiation safety standards and conducts all imaging procedures accordingly. Properly utilizes patient radiation protection and immobilization during diagnostic procedures. Maintains proper sterile techniques for procedures, regularly practices aseptic techniques, and ensures compliance with infection control procedures. Complies with job, departmental and hospital safety standards, practices and policies. (EF)
  • Reports ""near misses"" and inputs errors promptly into PSN to improve processes and identify trends. Contributes to identification of corrective actions and improvement activities, and contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety.
  • Ensures all imaging equipment has had QC performed as required and is in safe working order prior to use. Reports any malfunctions to management and regularly practices preventive maintenance procedures; calls for service if needed. (EF)

  • FINANCE - 10%
  • Provides accurate and complete documentation of patient procedures. Enters charges at the time service is delivered. (EF)
  • Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks.




  • GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
  • Participates in departmental projects and shared governance activities.
  • Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Cath Lab Rad Tech.
  • Fosters a positive and constructive teaching environment by engaging students and co-workers (Cath Lab Rad Tech I and RN) in learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with business objectives.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below
    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    At least 3 years experience as a Cath Lab Radiologic Technologist; may consider HM Cath Lab Radiologic Technologist with at least two years Cath Lab experience of which at least one has been with HM
    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
    American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in Radiography (ARRT (R)) required
    Registration as a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT-GC)
    American Heart Association BLS
    American Heart Association ACLS
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
    • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills and competency assessments
    • Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital / Radiology Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and exam documents
    • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers
    • Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving
    • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
    • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    Activity Checklist attached (see below)
    WORKING ENVIRONMENT
    Includes office, patient care units, and invasive procedure areas.
    May include exposure to hazardous chemicals, blood borne pathogens and radiation.
    Adherence to universal precautions is required.
    Extended periods of standing and walking are required.
    Able to flex hours and work other shifts to meet needs related to unanticipated acuity; meet operational needs.
    Assumes ""on-call"" responsibilities when required and operates as after-hours support.
    ACTIVITY CHECKLIST
    Work Environment
    % of Time Spent Inside: 100
    % of Time Spent Outside: 0
    General Yes No
    Vision
    - General ¿ ¿
    - Depth Perception ¿ ¿
    - Color Perception ¿ ¿
    Smelling ¿ ¿
    Hearing/Listening ¿ ¿
    Speaking Clearly
    - Simple ¿ ¿
    - Complex ¿ ¿
    - English ¿ ¿
    - Foreign Language ¿ ¿
    Touching
    - Hand ¿ ¿
    - Finger ¿ ¿
    - Dexterity ¿ ¿
    - Sensitivity ¿ ¿
    (Heat, texture, etc.)
    Physical Activities Sitting ¿ ¿
    Standing ¿ ¿
    Twisting ¿ ¿
    Bending ¿ ¿
    Stooping ¿ ¿
    Squatting ¿ ¿
    Kneeling ¿ ¿
    Strength Requirements Heaviest weight lifted 50+
    Heaviest weight push/pulled 200+
    Distance pushed/pulled ?? mile
    Lifting Requirements Does the job require lifting weight?
    Above At Below
    Weight Shoulder _
    01 - 10 lbs. ¿ ¿ ¿
    10 - 25 lbs. ¿ ¿ ¿
    25 - 50 lbs. ¿ ¿ ¿
    over 50 lbs. ¿ ¿ ¿
    Mobility Requirements Yes No Walk ¿ ¿
    Run ¿ ¿
    Climb
    - Stairs ¿ ¿
    - Ladders ¿ ¿
    - Inclines ¿ ¿
    - Objects/Equipment ¿ ¿
    Crawl ¿ ¿
    Carrying (30 lbs.) ¿ ¿
    Occupational Environmental Conditions Extreme Cold ¿ ¿
    Extreme Heat ¿ ¿
    Noise ¿ ¿
    Dust ¿ ¿
    Fumes/Odors ¿ ¿
    Confined Spaces ¿ ¿
    High Places ¿ ¿
    Mechanical Equipment ¿ ¿
    Electronic Equipment ¿ ¿
    Pressurized Equipment ¿ ¿
    Equipment Used Keyboard ¿ ¿
    Computer ¿ ¿
    Telephone ¿ ¿
    TV Monitor ¿ ¿
    Mechanical Equipment ¿ ¿
    Mobile Equipment
    - Non Motorized ¿ ¿
    - Motorized ¿ ¿
    (Includes cars, trucks, forklifts, etc.)
    Tools Hand ¿ ¿
    Long Handle ¿ ¿
    Precision/Surgical Inst. ¿ ¿
    Power ¿ ¿
    Power Precision ¿ ¿
    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
    VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.
    Company Profile
    Houston Methodist The Woodlands is the eighth in the Houston Methodist system, offering The Woodlands community a full-service, acute care hospital with many of the same services as our flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center. The $380 million campus will feature a new 187-bed, 470,000-square-foot facility.


    Company Description:

    At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region’s premier health care system seriously.


    With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves — and the careers we build — to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.


    Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.


    Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.




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